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City Council 2020 Annual Report

The City of Montgomery operates under a council-manager form of government with seven elected City Council members working with a city manager, clerk of council and law director, all appointed by City Council.  All City Council members are elected at large by a popular vote of residents for staggered terms of four years. Once seated, City Council members choose the Mayor who serves for a two-year term.

City Council is responsible for establishing policies and enacting legislation necessary for municipal operations. The city manager serves as the City's chief executive, administrative, and law enforcement officer by charter.

City Council operates with six standing committees:

  • Financial Planning
  • Government Affairs
  • Law and Safety
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Planning, Zoning, and Landmarks
  • Public Works

Several initiatives are undertaken each year to maintain communications between City Council and the boards, commissions, and civic organizations, including:

  • Annual updates to City Council on the activities and work of the respective board/commission for the previous year.
  • Annual Board and Commission member orientation and training.
  • A Community Leadership Forum is held to provide an opportunity for volunteers, neighborhood association representatives, civic groups, local school officials, business leaders, elected officials, and City administration to discuss topics of interest.

As part of City Council's responsibilities for establishing policies and enacting legislation, it oversaw operations and administration of a budget of $40,722,360 and adopted 19 ordinances and 41 resolutions in 2020.

2020 Council Action

Ordinances

  • An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 13, 2019 Authorizing A Development Agreement for The Development of The Montgomery Quarter Project
  • An Ordinance Enacting and Adopting the 2019 Recodification to the Code of Ordinances and Declaring an Emergency
  • An Ordinance to Amend Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of The City of Montgomery, State of Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2020
  • An Ordinance Providing for The Issuance of Not to Exceed $8,000,000 Of Notes by The City of Montgomery, Ohio, For the Purpose of Making Public Infrastructure Improvements in The City and Declaring an Emergency
  • An Ordinance Amending the Land Usage Code to Enact New Regulations for The Heritage Overlay District
  • An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 14, 2019 Approving and Authorizing the Transfer of Real Property Acquired for Economic Development Purposes to The Montgomery Community Improvement Corporation
  • An Ordinance Amending the Schedule of Municipal Compensation
  • An Ordinance Adopting Amended Articles I, III, and V,  Rules and Regulations for The Hamilton County Storm Water District
  • An Ordinance Accepting and Dedicating Land for Public Parking and Ingress/Egress at Vintage Club North and Declaring an Emergency
  • An Ordinance Granting A Temporary Ingress/Egress Easement to The Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County, Ohio To Maintain Traffic Access to The Ronald Reagan-Cross County Highway and Declaring an Emergency
  • An Ordinance Authorizing The Issuance Of Not To Exceed $23,000,000 Special Obligation Revenue Bonds Of The City Of Montgomery; Providing For The Pledge Of Revenues For The Payment Of Such Bonds; Authorizing A Trust Agreement Appropriate For The Protection And Disposition Of Such Revenues To Further Secure Such Bonds; Authorizing An Official Statement; Authorizing Other Necessary And Appropriate Documents; And Authorizing Other Actions In Connection With The Issuance Of Such Bonds
  • An Ordinance Creating Section 92.05 of The Code of Ordinances, entitled “Littering”, And Amending Section 92.99 Entitled “Penalty”
  • An Ordinance Accepting and Dedicating an Extension of Schoolhouse Lane and Declaring an Emergency
  • An Ordinance Amending Tax Incentive Agreement With The Board Of Education Of The Sycamore Community School  District For The Montgomery Quarter Project And Declaring An Emergency
  • An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 11, 2020 To Increase The Authorized Limits For The Issuance Of Special Obligation Revenue Bonds Of The City Of Montgomery And Declaring An Emergency
  • An Ordinance Authorizing A Second Amendment To A Development Agreement By And Between The City Of Montgomery, Ohio, The Montgomery Community Improvement Corporation, And Gateway Partners Montgomery, LLC And Declaring An Emergency
  • An Ordinance Authorizing and Ratifying A Declaration of Covenants and Reservation of Public Easements and A Memorandum of Understanding for A Lease Within the Montgomery Quarter Project Site and Declaring an Emergency
  • An Ordinance To Make Appropriations For Current Expenses And Other Expenditures Of The City Of Montgomery, State Of Ohio, During The Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2021
  • An Ordinance to Modify Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the City of Montgomery, State of Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2020

Resolutions

  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager To Enter Into A Contract With Prime AE, Inc. For Professional Services Related to Construction Management Services For The Montgomery Road/Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway Intersection Modification Project
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Reaffirm the City’s Contract with National Inspection Corporation for Professional Services to Serve as Building Official and to Provide Plan Review and Field Inspection Authority and Services for the City’s Building Department for the Calendar Year 2020
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with CT Consultants, Inc. for Professional Services Related to General Engineering and Architectural Services for Calendar Year 2020
  • A Resolution Amending and Extending Resolution No. 31, 2019 Authorizing A Continuing Reimbursement Agreement To Purchase Certain Design And Engineering Services For The Development Of The Montgomery Quarter Project
  • A Resolution Approving A Cooperative Agreement Between The City Of Montgomery, Ohio, The Port Of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, And Gateway Partners Montgomery, LLC
  • A Resolution Authorizing A Purchase Agreement with Traditions Development Group, LLC to Acquire Certain Real Property within the Vintage Club Development
  • A Resolution Designating The Public Depositories For Funds Of The City Of Montgomery, Ohio
  • A Resolution Declaring A Moratorium On The Collection Of Building And Zoning Permit Fees For Solar Installations
  • A Resolution Approving A Construction Agreement with Brandicorp, LLC For the Montgomery Quarter Public Improvements
  • A Resolution to Accept the One Ohio Memorandum of Understanding
  • A Resolution Establishing Compensation for The City Manager
  • A Resolution Declaring a State of Emergency in the City of Montgomery Due to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Outbreak
  • A Resolution Accepting A Bid and Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Contract with J.K. Meurer Corporation for the 2020 Street Resurfacing Program
  • A Resolution Approving An Amendment To The City Of Montgomery, Ohio Agreement And Plan Of Industrial, Commercial, Distribution And Research Development
  • A Resolution Recognizing the Month of May 2020 as National Historic Preservation Month in The City of Montgomery (passed 7-0)
  • A Resolution Designating the Public Depositories For Funds of The City of Montgomery, Ohio for the period of June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2025
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Contract with Frost Brown Todd, LLC to Provide Special Counsel Services
  • A Resolution Authorizing The Adoption Of An Alternative Method Of Apportioning The Local Government Fund
  • A Resolution Adopting A Tax Budget For 2021
  • A Resolution Accepting A Bid and Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Strawser Construction, Inc.,  for the 2020 Crack Seal Program Through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Cooperative Purchasing Program Contract #101L-21
  • A Resolution Approving the Process to Receive And Disburse Coronavirus Relief Funds
  • A Resolution to Adopt Recommendation of the Montgomery Tax Incentive Review Council with Respect to The Compliance of All Tax Increment Financing Districts Within the City of Montgomery
  • A Resolution Authorizing Internet Auction of Surplus Personal Property Through Govdeals.com
  • A Resolution Establishing City Contributions to Employee Health Savings Account
  • A Resolution to Adopt Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with W. G. Stang LLC to Complete the HAM–US22–14.74 Montgomery Sidewalk Project, PID #104934
  • A Resolution Creating a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Within the Old Montgomery Gateway District Now Known as The Montgomery Quarter and Portions of Both the Old Montgomery/Heritage District and Montgomery Corridor
  • A Resolution Establishing City Contributions for Health Care Benefits
  • A Resolution Authorizing The City Manager To Enter Into A Contract With Humana Health Plan Of Ohio, Inc. To Provide Medical Insurance For Full-Time Employees
  • A Resolution Authorizing The City Manager To Enter Into A Contract With Strand Associates, Inc. For Professional Services Related To Engineering Services For The Pfeiffer/Deerfield Road Intersection Modification Project
  • A Resolution Authorizing A Contract With Patented Acquisition Corporation D/B/A Think Patented For Design And Production Services
  • A Resolution Authorizing An Amendment To An Intergovernmental Agreement Between The City And The Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District
  • A Resolution Amending and Extending Resolution No. 4, 2020 Authorizing the Purchase of Certain Design and Engineering Services for The Development of The Montgomery Quarter Project
  • A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Penn Care Incorporated for the purchase of a 2020 Braun E450 Chief XL Type III Ambulance.
  • A Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by The Hamilton County Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to The County Auditor
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Contract with Cargill, Inc. for the Purchase of De-Icing Rock Salt for the 2020-2021 Season
  • A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into A Labor Agreement with The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Ohio Council 8, AFL-CIO for Wages and Benefits for Employees within the Department of Public Works from September 1, 2020 Through August 31, 2023
  • A Resolution Authorizing A 2020 Cares Act Local Jurisdiction Agreement
  • A Resolution Finding That Public Safety Personnel Are Substantially Dedicated To Mitigating Or Responding To The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency
  • A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 9, 2020 Approving A Modification To The Construction Agreement With Brandicorp, LLC For The Montgomery Quarter Project Improvements
  • Resolution A Resolution Adopting a Five-Year Capital Improvement Program for The City of Montgomery
  • A Resolution Authorizing an Amendment to The Current Contract with Donnellon, Donnellon and Miller for Legal Services to The City of Montgomery
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